Dan Mangan Nominated For Top 5 Song In SOCAN’S Echo Prize

By on September 12, 2012

The Double JUNO Award winner’s song “Post-War Blues” has reached the top five in SOCAN’S prestigious Echo Prize. “Post-War Blues” was one of thirty songs submitted for the prize and can now be voted on by the public. Voting runs from today, September 10, to 5 PM EDT on October 10. This songwriting prize nomination recognizes the best in new Canadian independent music.

After wowing summer music festival audiences across Canada, the Vancouver songwriter came home from a European tour to celebrate the August 25thairing of his CBC Television documentary “What Happens Next”. Him and his band are now preparing for North American fall tour dates with very special guests, The Rural Alberta Advantage as well as east coast Canadian Dates in Halifax and St. John’s. All tour dates are listed below.

Pre-order tickets here: www.galleryac.com/tickets.html?artists=224

Watch the “What Happens Next” trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwwF2DOeONc

“Canadian acoustic troubadour invents post-folk…a great artistic leap…Mangan serves up the welcome alternative” Q Magazine

“Packed with grandiose Grizzly Bear harmonies (highlight – ‘Rows of Houses’) and slow-building, orchestral touches (‘How Darwinian’), Oh Fortune spans a wider spectrum than its folky core might imply, adding a grandeur and a refreshing cerebral spin to proceedings.” NME

“Oh Fortune is not only going to blow plenty of minds when it hits the streets, it’s going to be remembered as one of the best, most daring records of the year.” The Georgia Straight
“Oh Fortune is an excellent record, expansive in scope yet efficiently delivered and both musically and lyrically rich. Oh Fortune confirms Mangan as one of this country’s best new songwriters.” Chromewaves
“This is a perspective that strikes, simply, as wise, a fact that is really what separates Mangan from similarly scruffy singer-songwriters, to say nothing of pop musicians in general: Oh Fortune is one of the rare albums that is a kind of education in how to be human in a strange and — as its namesake amply demonstrates — harsh world.”  The National Post – Album Of The Week

Dan Mangan Tour Dates

Sept 13 – 16 – Victoria, BC – Rifflandia Festival
Sept 30 – Regina, SK – The Western Canadian Music Awards Gala
Dan Mangan On The Canadian East Coast
October 19 – Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn  w/ Symphony Nova Scotia
October 21 – St. John’s, NL – Gower Street United
October 20 – Fredericton, NB – Wilmot United Church
Dan Mangan Fall Tour Dates with The Rural Alberta Advantage
October 23 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Corona
October 24 – Kingston, ON – Sydenham United Church
October 25 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
October 26 – Guelph, ON – Peter Clark Hall (University Of Guelph)
October 27 – London, ON – London Music Hall
October 29 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
October 30 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
November 01 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings
November 02 – Regina, SK – Knox Met
November 03 – Saskatoon, SK – Odeon
November 04 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
November 05 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear
November 07 – Nelson, BC – Live at the Royal
November 08 – Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Community Theatre
November 09 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Watch “Post-War Blues”: http://tinyurl.com/cvnv2ux

Watch “About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All”: http://tinyurl.com/7jfsfz8

Watch “Rows of Houseshttp://tinyurl.com/89q5qh6

Watch Dan Mangan’s performances from CBC Studio 40: 

About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At Allhttp://youtu.be/y6hVM2BkGv0

Post War Blues:  http://youtu.be/PtmvelyIZ9A


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.